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Da Nang – Hoi An

Arrive in Da Nang today. You will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure in Hoi An.

Enjoy a full day of ancient Hue and Hoi An.

Visit the Imperial City (Hoàng thành) is a walled enclosure within the citadel (Kinh thành), the former imperial capital of Vietnam. From 1802 to 1945, Vietnam was ruled by the Nguyen Dynasty, a powerful family who had its capital in the city of Hue (pronounced “Hwhey”) for more than 100 years. They would become the last ruling family of this sort in Vietnam, since the Emperor abdicated in 1945 in favour of the new communist government being set up in Hanoi under Ho Chi Minh. But, since the Nguyen Dynasty was based here for so long, Hue is often still referred to as “Vietnam’s Imperial City.” This sprawling complex in Hue was where the Emperors of old would have lived and conducted all their business. There was even a part of the citadel known as “The Forbidden Purple City,” which, much like China’s Forbidden City, was reserved for only the most important people in Vietnam. The temples, pavilions, walls, and gates were damaged first during skirmishes with the French in 1947, and then most of what was left was destroyed by American forces during the Tet Offensive (a major military campaign during the American-Vietnam War) in 1968.

The Imperial Citadel is still well worth a visit, though, even if the restoration process has been slow. You can still see some of the imposing city gates and walls, beautifully restored halls (like the one pictured below), and the ancient moat that’s fed by the Perfume River.

Board the boat and find a comfortable seat from which to take in views of the Perfume River. Then we visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, its 7-tiered tower is akin to the “symbol” of the city of Hue. The complex dates all the way back to the early 1600s, though the buildings within it have been burned down and rebuilt several times since then. The current tower dates back to the mid-1800s. Along with admiring the pagoda, you’re also sure to see young monks in training here going about their duties and studies. Visit early in the morning to beat the crowds.

After lunch at local restaurant in Hue, heading to see other sights include Hoi An Ancient town and Phuc kien hall. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, cut through with canals, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shop houses and temples to colourful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.

Japanese Bridge, is a landmark of Hoi An, the bridge features the sculptures of two dogs and tow monkeys representing the bridge began in the year of the dog and was completed in the year of the monkey.

Meal: Breakfast

Hoi An – Cam Thah – Da Nang

After breakfast, towards to Cam Thanh. Located next to world heritage Hoi An and the world biosphere reserve Cham Islands, Cam Thanh coconut village is a popular tourist attraction, hosting thousands of foreign visitors every summer. The immense Cam Thanh coconut forest, regarded as the green lung of Hoi An, is almost a miniature of the Mekong river delta. The only difference between them is perhaps the means of transport used. In the Mekong delta, one travel s on three-plank wooden boats while in Cam Thanh, visitors use basket boats (thung chai) to go to the coconut forest. The pleasure of sitting in a basket boat weaving under coconut trees and seeing the beautiful scenery of a rural water region makes visitors feel attached to this place. The coconut forest has been growing for 200 years. The variety of coconut, which was brought by southwestern immigrants, perfectly fit the favourable soil and water conditions of the central region. From only a few hectares, the coconut trees have naturally grown into a forest with a total area of over 100 hectares. you can enjoy seeing or even participating in villagers’ coconut craft, which will give you a chance to explore the coconut forest ecosystem, learn about Vietnamese fishermen, their families and community’s daily life.

Heading to My Son Sanctuary, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which you should come visit during your trip to Da Nang or Hoi An. My Son Sanctuary may remind you of other similar sites of Hindu religion in Southeast Asian like the world-famous Angkor Wat. The sanctuary is a great example of the ancient Champa civilization (during the 2nd to the 17th century, before being occupied by Vietnam). The impressive Hindu-themed ruins feature magnificent stone sculptures, temples and towers. The complex consists of more than 70 structures dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses. Shiva is the most noticeable one, which was considered as Champa’s kings’ protector.

Marble Mountain, is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu an Son Disrict, south of Da Nang city in Vietnam. The five mountains are named after the five elements: Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth). All of the mountains have cave entrances and numerous tunnels, and it is possible to climb to the summit of Mount Thuy. Several Buddhist sanctuaries can also be found within the mountains, making this a tourist destination. The area is known for stone sculpture making and stone-cutting crafts. Direct rock extraction from the mountains was banned recently. Materials are now being transported from quarries in Quang Nam Province.

Stone Carving Village, which is a typical and unique craft village to the south of the City. Situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains in Ngu Hanh Son District’s Hoa Hai Ward, this craft village has a proud history covering more than 200 years. The founder of the village was craftsman Huynh Ba Quat from Thanh Hoa Province. In the late 18th century, he and others from his hometown brought their families to live in this village. There is a place of worship here now which is dedicated to the founding ancestors of the village, and the villagers hold a special ceremony on the 6th day of the 1st lunar month every year to honour their ancestors. You will have a chance to explore a local craft village and watch skilful carvers creating their beautiful sculptures.

The rest of the day is yours to do as little or as much as you like, heading to the My Khe beach to soak up the sun.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Da Nang – Ba Na Hills – Nui Chua

Ba Na Hills is one of the newest and most exciting attractive in Vietnam. It’s a mountaintop resort complex that looks like a medieval castle. At the height of 1,487 m from the sea level, Sun World Ba Na Hills is coined the “heaven on earth” owing to its spectacular climate and otherworldly natural landscape. But inside these stone walls are modern accommodations, world class restaurants and a Fantasy Park full of exciting rides.

Golden Bridge – New highlight of Danang an one of the most remarkable tourist sites in Danang. The bridge is a massive work of art at a height of 1.414 m above sea level. It is 148.6 m high and 3 m wide, built from 8 spans in total, the biggest span is 21.2 m. The size accompanied by the extraordinary design really makes the bridge extremely stand out from a far distance. This is the only bridge with raising hands perched out of the mountains, producing a look like the skilful hands of Mother Nature holding a soft and delicate piece of silk. When you first travel to this sneak peek of the show, you will feel as if stepping across a heaven threshold, leading to a magical world with an irresistible charm hidden in boundless permanent forests.

The cable car system at Ba Na Hills was completed in 2013 and holds several Guinness World Records, including the widest gap between stations and the greatest change in elevation. The views of Da Nang and the coast in the distance are spectacular. You might actually feel like you’re in the French Alps. When the mists come in at night, or when the clouds fog the entire mountaintop, the illusion is even more complete. The cobblestone streets and European-style buildings are remarkably well-built considering that this resort is in Vietnam and at an elevation of 4,921 feet.

The Museum of Cham Sculpture, is the Kingdom of Champa governed Southern Vietnam from 192 A.D to 1697 and left behind a legacy of unique Cham motifs and Hindu-flavoured architecture defining this period. Examples of this style can be seen in the temples and towers decorating the coastal and mountain areas of Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa and Danang which is where the museum is also situated.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Da Nang – Australia

After breakfast, a transfer will take you to the airport and you will board a return flight to Australia.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 1

Da Nang – Hoi An

Arrive in Da Nang today. You will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure in Hoi An.

Day 2

Enjoy a full day of ancient Hue and Hoi An.

Visit the Imperial City (Hoàng thành) is a walled enclosure within the citadel (Kinh thành), the former imperial capital of Vietnam. From 1802 to 1945, Vietnam was ruled by the Nguyen Dynasty, a powerful family who had its capital in the city of Hue (pronounced “Hwhey”) for more than 100 years. They would become the last ruling family of this sort in Vietnam, since the Emperor abdicated in 1945 in favour of the new communist government being set up in Hanoi under Ho Chi Minh. But, since the Nguyen Dynasty was based here for so long, Hue is often still referred to as “Vietnam’s Imperial City.” This sprawling complex in Hue was where the Emperors of old would have lived and conducted all their business. There was even a part of the citadel known as “The Forbidden Purple City,” which, much like China’s Forbidden City, was reserved for only the most important people in Vietnam. The temples, pavilions, walls, and gates were damaged first during skirmishes with the French in 1947, and then most of what was left was destroyed by American forces during the Tet Offensive (a major military campaign during the American-Vietnam War) in 1968.

The Imperial Citadel is still well worth a visit, though, even if the restoration process has been slow. You can still see some of the imposing city gates and walls, beautifully restored halls (like the one pictured below), and the ancient moat that’s fed by the Perfume River.

Board the boat and find a comfortable seat from which to take in views of the Perfume River. Then we visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, its 7-tiered tower is akin to the “symbol” of the city of Hue. The complex dates all the way back to the early 1600s, though the buildings within it have been burned down and rebuilt several times since then. The current tower dates back to the mid-1800s. Along with admiring the pagoda, you’re also sure to see young monks in training here going about their duties and studies. Visit early in the morning to beat the crowds.

After lunch at local restaurant in Hue, heading to see other sights include Hoi An Ancient town and Phuc kien hall. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, cut through with canals, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shop houses and temples to colourful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.

Japanese Bridge, is a landmark of Hoi An, the bridge features the sculptures of two dogs and tow monkeys representing the bridge began in the year of the dog and was completed in the year of the monkey.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 3

Hoi An – Cam Thah – Da Nang

After breakfast, towards to Cam Thanh. Located next to world heritage Hoi An and the world biosphere reserve Cham Islands, Cam Thanh coconut village is a popular tourist attraction, hosting thousands of foreign visitors every summer. The immense Cam Thanh coconut forest, regarded as the green lung of Hoi An, is almost a miniature of the Mekong river delta. The only difference between them is perhaps the means of transport used. In the Mekong delta, one travel s on three-plank wooden boats while in Cam Thanh, visitors use basket boats (thung chai) to go to the coconut forest. The pleasure of sitting in a basket boat weaving under coconut trees and seeing the beautiful scenery of a rural water region makes visitors feel attached to this place. The coconut forest has been growing for 200 years. The variety of coconut, which was brought by southwestern immigrants, perfectly fit the favourable soil and water conditions of the central region. From only a few hectares, the coconut trees have naturally grown into a forest with a total area of over 100 hectares. you can enjoy seeing or even participating in villagers’ coconut craft, which will give you a chance to explore the coconut forest ecosystem, learn about Vietnamese fishermen, their families and community’s daily life.

Heading to My Son Sanctuary, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which you should come visit during your trip to Da Nang or Hoi An. My Son Sanctuary may remind you of other similar sites of Hindu religion in Southeast Asian like the world-famous Angkor Wat. The sanctuary is a great example of the ancient Champa civilization (during the 2nd to the 17th century, before being occupied by Vietnam). The impressive Hindu-themed ruins feature magnificent stone sculptures, temples and towers. The complex consists of more than 70 structures dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses. Shiva is the most noticeable one, which was considered as Champa’s kings’ protector.

Marble Mountain, is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu an Son Disrict, south of Da Nang city in Vietnam. The five mountains are named after the five elements: Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth). All of the mountains have cave entrances and numerous tunnels, and it is possible to climb to the summit of Mount Thuy. Several Buddhist sanctuaries can also be found within the mountains, making this a tourist destination. The area is known for stone sculpture making and stone-cutting crafts. Direct rock extraction from the mountains was banned recently. Materials are now being transported from quarries in Quang Nam Province.

Stone Carving Village, which is a typical and unique craft village to the south of the City. Situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains in Ngu Hanh Son District’s Hoa Hai Ward, this craft village has a proud history covering more than 200 years. The founder of the village was craftsman Huynh Ba Quat from Thanh Hoa Province. In the late 18th century, he and others from his hometown brought their families to live in this village. There is a place of worship here now which is dedicated to the founding ancestors of the village, and the villagers hold a special ceremony on the 6th day of the 1st lunar month every year to honour their ancestors. You will have a chance to explore a local craft village and watch skilful carvers creating their beautiful sculptures.

The rest of the day is yours to do as little or as much as you like, heading to the My Khe beach to soak up the sun.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Da Nang – Ba Na Hills – Nui Chua

Ba Na Hills is one of the newest and most exciting attractive in Vietnam. It’s a mountaintop resort complex that looks like a medieval castle. At the height of 1,487 m from the sea level, Sun World Ba Na Hills is coined the “heaven on earth” owing to its spectacular climate and otherworldly natural landscape. But inside these stone walls are modern accommodations, world class restaurants and a Fantasy Park full of exciting rides.

Golden Bridge – New highlight of Danang an one of the most remarkable tourist sites in Danang. The bridge is a massive work of art at a height of 1.414 m above sea level. It is 148.6 m high and 3 m wide, built from 8 spans in total, the biggest span is 21.2 m. The size accompanied by the extraordinary design really makes the bridge extremely stand out from a far distance. This is the only bridge with raising hands perched out of the mountains, producing a look like the skilful hands of Mother Nature holding a soft and delicate piece of silk. When you first travel to this sneak peek of the show, you will feel as if stepping across a heaven threshold, leading to a magical world with an irresistible charm hidden in boundless permanent forests.

The cable car system at Ba Na Hills was completed in 2013 and holds several Guinness World Records, including the widest gap between stations and the greatest change in elevation. The views of Da Nang and the coast in the distance are spectacular. You might actually feel like you’re in the French Alps. When the mists come in at night, or when the clouds fog the entire mountaintop, the illusion is even more complete. The cobblestone streets and European-style buildings are remarkably well-built considering that this resort is in Vietnam and at an elevation of 4,921 feet.

The Museum of Cham Sculpture, is the Kingdom of Champa governed Southern Vietnam from 192 A.D to 1697 and left behind a legacy of unique Cham motifs and Hindu-flavoured architecture defining this period. Examples of this style can be seen in the temples and towers decorating the coastal and mountain areas of Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa and Danang which is where the museum is also situated.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Da Nang – Australia

After breakfast, a transfer will take you to the airport and you will board a return flight to Australia.

Meal: Breakfast

Single Supplement:

$450 per person in addition to the twin share price. Payable direct at the time of booking to Travel Partner.

Group Size:  Minimum 2 People – Maximum 17 People

Triple Share: Not available

Child Price:

  • 10 year old or above: Same price as an adult.
  • 5 to 9 year old: $480 per person. From the second child and onwards, it will be charged the same price as an adult.
  • Infant price is $150 per person (Need to accompany with 2 Adults), payable direct to our Travel Partners.

Accommodation:

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. Double-bedded rooms may be requested but are never guaranteed. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Hotel locations can be within or outside itinerary cities.

Please note all accommodation is based on the local ratings and that hotel rooms in Vietnam are smaller in sizes compare to other countries.

All optional tours are payable directly upon booking with our Travel Partner. You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours. Please note, transportation is not included for all optional programs. Travellers will be required to make their own way to the optional program venue. Optional programs are subject to availability, must require a minimum of at least 2 people to run and must be booked at least 2 months prior to departure.

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences.

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